I was talking to my manz STATE about a particular DOC DELAY mix I posted up many years ago (Galactic Hot Tub Music) that we both still appreciate….That project is beyond description, genres, and categorization….It’s truly an original piece of work that is worthy of checking out if you never heard it before..
And while your at it, make sure give this “MEDIUM RARE 4 MIX” that is flooded with rare, under the radar, secret society Hip Hop joints that will get your weekend started off properly….
Most of these new era, so called “Urban / Street / Hip Hop brands” are straight up hot garbage…Matter of fact, I can almost guarantee the majority of these trendy lames will not last for more than five years…One company out of Japan that doesn’t fall in that particular category is the very thorough BBP….Not only are they innovative, but they actually take time to make sure the fabrics they rock are durable, yet comfy like a motherfucker…
Reading Is Fundamental kids….
Congrats to the west coast powerhouse formerly of The Nonce – NOUKA BASETYPE AKA SACHILL PAGES for being ultra creative with the release of his first published book….I’m going to scoop up a copy with a quickness, if your thinking along the same lines you can cop
“Rhyme Book Bibliomancy is an attempt to capture the many facets of Lance Patrick Caldwell’s (sach illpages) creativity. The 46-page chapbook contains twelve of his poems and three of his watercolours. The poems in the collection span the latter part of sach’s career and, in turn, capture his writing at its most mature. While nine of these twelve poems are readily available on record, three appear here for the first time. Sach’s three watercolours are abstract pieces that highlight his concern for balancing spontaneity and symmetry. They also appear in public view for the first time in Rhyme Book Bibliomancy. The versatility of sach’s creative output is captured once more in the acrylic painting of a peacock featured on the chapbook’s cover.
Rhyme Book Bibliomancy is a look inside the composition book of West Coast legend sach illpages. This collection of “writtens” finds the MC in various modes: as a young boy falling in love with hip hop, as a mythical king, as a hermit-scientist, as a space-traveller, and as a prophet. While sach easily shifts between voices and forms, his vision remains clear and consistent. Sach not only sees the value of art as a balm for the mindlessness and consumerism of his age, but is also aware of its capacity to connect humankind with ideas and forces that are usually beyond its grasp. Underpinned by a sense of care and concern, Rhyme Book Bibliomancy provides words of instruction and inspiration to the reader willing to read, think, and apply”.
Just like many of you I was truly floored after I heard “Broken Language” for the first time…The way Trigger & Smooth tore that track into shreds automatically solidified their spot amongst Hip Hop’s elite at that time…
The Brooklyn duo were poised to take shit over on many levels, but somehow things didn’t pan out the way I thought it would…They had the talent, bars, history, affiliations, connections to pop off in a major way….What the fuck happened ?
If you want to find out the answer, take a listen to the latest episode of the DROP A GEM podcast with special guest SMOOTH THE HUSTLER as he goes into every detail about his career….
Be on the lookout for the PAUL NICE “Breaks For Days 2 : Lenny Roberts Changed My Life Mix” dropping on May 22nd…If you know what time it is you will get your pre-order on before these limited edition tapes disappear for good duke…
Tell him the grimy dude from Hip Hop Battlefield sent you!!!!
Back in 2009 Boston’s SINGAPORE KANE dropped the very flavorful “Don’t Take It Personal” single from the Living Militant project…I know for a fact I posted it when it initially dropped, but after giving it some burn in the rotation recently I felt it was only right to let it rock again….
Not sure whats popping with Kane at the moment (His last release was in 2012), hopefully we will get some new material from him in the near future…
” Each syllable displays more light / it sounds fresher live, than you do on a million dollar mic “….
REFERENCE TEXT is one of my favorite joints from MASAI BEY’s catalogue….
Nonstop jewels, disgusting patterns, disgruntled bars over a self produced schizophrenic sound bed that will instantly perk your ears up on just the originality factor alone…
If your on the hunt for more hardware gadgets in your life – my dude ARCHITECT is offering a chance to cop a custom KORG VOLCA SAMPLE WITH 40 SOUNDS CURATED BY THE ARCHITECT WITH BLVCKMVDONNA SKIN…If you tell him Mr.Hip Hop Battlefield sent you over there it’s possible you could get a discount duke….
And while your at it, take a listen to the SP404 sessions that dropped last year if you missed it the first go round…..
Tired of hearing the same played out breaks over and over again ? Take a listen to the Bronx Bomber DANNY DANN THE BEAT MAN unleash a heavy dose breaks that will perk your motherfucking ears up on the “Back On The Hunt” sessions….
CHECK IN DUKE !!!
When it comes to sound system culture in the UK – JAH SHAKA’s name has to pop up in the conversation….Do yourself a favor and catch the abundant jewels he drops on this Red Bull Music Academy interview from a few years back…
Over two hours of nonstop goodness…
Not sure why those HEAVY LISTENING CREW dudes ceased to update their excellent show, but one thing is for certain : they dropped some sure shot heaters on their podcast….Everything from MONEY BOSS PLAYERS sessions, remixes, Graff based mixes, Freestyle Professors tributes, and this scorching hot “Soul Traveling” mix….
No tracklist homeboy – but trust me, this will jump start your week without a fraction of a doubt…..
Gotta give SHOWBIZ & AG the proper homage for keeping the fire burning after all these years on their own terms…..Be on the lookout for a new album in the near future !!!!
At one point in time I would rather hear BUSTA RHYMES over Dinco & Charlie, but in 2018 I can honestly say that I prefer to hear the other two members of Leaders Of The New School over BUSTA any day of the week….
On this brand spanking new joint “This How We Like It” the duo flex some muscle over a simple but raw break beat concoction that instantly caught my attention….If they stay in this rugged lane with the beats – these two could shock the house in 2018….
Remember Z Share, Usershare, Megaupload, and all those other file sharing programs before Bandcamp & Soundcloud tried to mafia the grid ? Since Hip Hop Battlefield has been up and running for the last 10 years, I have seen a gang of blogs come and go….
The now defunct NEVER ENOUGH RHODES blog was holding all types of heat before they went under….For instance on the “BRAZIL RHODES 4” comp you will hear some heavy selections that will give you a nice power boost…
01 braziliana no.1 – manfredo fest
02 o homem – luis eca, bebeto, helcio
03 palmeiras- candeias
04 maracatu atomico – gilberto gil
05 route – moacir santos
06 that waltz – hermeto pascoal
07 quero alegria – emilio santiago
08 gafieria universal – banda black rio
09 berimbau – jayme marques
10 guanabara – dom salvador
11 vera cruz – stanley turrentine
12 mais kriola – helio matheus
13 facing east – manfredo fest
14 univac loves you – deodato
15 tema de heloisa – edson frederico
16 avessos – hector costita
17 se todos fossem iguais a voce – jose roberto bertrami
SURGE is back with more treats on the “Killing Time 3” mix for all you Hip Hop maniacs out there….
Shylow / Prefixed Fate
Poops / Once Again
Apathy & O.C. / Live From The Iron Curtain
Da Buze Bruvaz / Us Embassy Ft. Ruste Juxx
Stanley Grimes / Stanley Grimes
Defari / Lowlands Anthem
Venom / Back In Position Rmx Ft. Skanks
Scaramanga / Special Efx Ft. Godfather Don
Da Steez Brothhaz / El Lagado
Icerocks / 3 Eyes Closed Ft. Calamity, Spit Gemz & Sickwitdapen
Venom / Crack Down Ft. Shabamm Sahdeeq & Ras Kass
Laster / Open House
Drama Klub / Rolla Costa Ride
Endangered Elements / Whatz The Deal
Sonny Skillz / Lost In The Storm
Brouse One / Ground Up Ft. Raw Poetic
Dela / Cheer Ft. Large Professor
Phat Kat & DJ Dister / The Monument Ft. DJ Dez
Timeless Truth / Wavelength
Pen Pals / You Know The Deal
Don Hall / Goinback6 Vs Msg Ft. Smoke Dog
Shylow / Manic Depressive
Venom / Game Of Survival Ft. Gstats
Lewis Parker / Robbery
3rd Rail & Akbar / My Mind Rmx
Hex One / I’m Gone
Kyo Itachi / Organic Ft. Planet Asia